Kourou

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Kourou (010) Market

Kourou (010)

Market

5° 9′ 52″ N, 52° 38′ 34″ W

Kourou is located 60 km north-west of the capital Cayenne at the mouth of the Kourou River on the Atlantic coast. In 1965 the Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre) was founded behind the town.

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Kourou is located 60 km north-west of the capital Cayenne at the mouth of the Kourou River on the Atlantic coast. In 1965 the Centre Spatial Guyanais (Guiana Space Centre) was founded behind the town.

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Ariane 5 V204 (1)

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Guiana Space Centre

5° 14′ 22″ N, 52° 46′ 6″ W

The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) is a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968, it is particularly suitable as a location for a spaceport due to its proximity to the equator, and…

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